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Mend the safety net, advance early education

By U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2014

~~<p>President Barack Obama recently said that &quot;what drives me &hellip; as an American is to make sure that every striving, hardworking, optimistic kid in America has the same incredible chance that this country gave me.&quot; Right now, we are facing a period of profound economic challenges, many of which have been building for decades. Families and individuals in Hawaii understand these challenges firsthand. Far too many people in our state struggle to pay for education, buy a home and save for retirement.</p>
<p>I've listened to the stories of the people in our state and I know how hard things can be. Times are tough and it's important that we continue to provide a safety net for our keiki, kupuna and others who are in need.</p>
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President Barack Obama recently said that "what drives me … as an American is to make sure that every striving, hardworking, optimistic kid in America has the same incredible chance that this country gave me." Right now, we are facing a period of profound economic challenges, many of which have been building for decades. Families and individuals in Hawaii understand these challenges firsthand. Far too many people in our state struggle to pay for education, buy a home and save for retirement.

I've listened to the stories of the people in our state and I know how hard things can be. Times are tough and it's important that we continue to provide a safety net for our keiki, kupuna and others who are in need. Login for more...



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